Marriott Small Wedding on Beach |Brittany and Justin

Brittany and Justin planned to have a very small wedding at the Marriott Resort in Grand Cayman with just a few family members and close friends. I couldn’t resist posting a few images from their wedding of all the laughter and smiles and just pure joy as these two people joined their lives together. I love the look on Justin’s face as he sees Brittany and he bites his lip :), also the laughter in so many pictures, when tossing the bouquet!!!

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The Wharf Grand Cayman Wedding | Karen and Dave

The wedding of Karen and Dave   took place at The Wharf which is an amazing venue. The white sandy beach and then you step up to the deck under a tented roof for the reception. The best of both worlds. Bride and groom got ready just further down the beach at a lovely condo and after their wedding ceremony was over the party started! Amazing dancing with DJ Craig and ended with wish lanterns. Just an amazing day!

 

 

Here is their story:

We met on the snowy winter night of January 7, 2011. Karen was at a holiday party and a group of her friends decided to head to downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for a drink. Dave also happened to be out in Harrisburg that night. We fatefully bumped into each other at the bar at Level 2 while trying to order drinks and a conversation quickly developed. Dave was surprised that Karen actually knew about welding and had visited Connecticut, where Dave moved from. Dave then popped the question, “So where is your boyfriend?” Karen answered with a smile, “I don’t have one.” Dave raised his eyebrows and phone numbers were exchanged.

Two days later we talked on the phone for 2 hours. We went on a date later that week and that obviously went well.  Six months later we took our first trip together to Cayman.  This is one of the many reasons we want to tie the knot in Cayman and share the Cayman experience with our family and friends.

The Proposal:

It seemed to me like it was a normal content Saturday night at home on a cold December night with my boys.  I had just tucked Dylan in to bed and Dave had a nice fire going.  I couldn’t figure out why Dave kept staring at me and I was beginning to get creeped out.  Then finally, out of nowhere he turned off the TV and asked me to join him on the floor in front of the fireplace.  We started to remininisce about the great times we have had throughout the last three years.  Dave then started to talk about several topics on marriage. He explained that diamonds are a symbol of marriage because of their strength and why they’re worn on the third finger. Then he  a recited a Bible verse from Proverbs about marriage.  Then he got on one knee and asked me to marry him.

Little did I know that earlier that day, Dave had asked Dylan if it was ok with him if he asked me to marry him.  Dylan was very happy and said yes.  Dylan somehow managed to keep a straight face the rest of the day.

Little did Dave know, December 14th is my father’s birthday.  Dave never got a chance to meet my father as he passed away in 2009, so in a way it was as if he was granting his approval from heaven.

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Planner:

Dress: Mori lee

Shoes: footless sandals from Etsy with little pearls, rhinestones and starfishes (borrowed from a friend who also got married in Cayman)

Bracelet: matched starfish from Etsy

Locket: belonged to her father who passed away in 2009 tied on her bouquet

Flowers: Stargazer lilies

Video: Picture This Studios

Photography: Rebecca Davidson Photography

Caribbean Club Wedding Grand Cayman | Carly and Russell

 Carly and Russell arrived from the UK with their immediate family for their very intimate wedding at the Caribbean Club. Carly chatted to her freind in Qatar and her girlfriends in the UK via ‘face-time’ as she got ready and Russell hung out with the lads as he donned his awesome red robin cufflinks, and brilliant shoes with matching socks to his groomsmen. The cufflinks had a special meaning to them both, every time they see a robin, they believe that their loved ones who are no longer with them, particularly Carly’s grandad, are watching over them and telling them everything is going to be ok.  Carly had sent over a card and gift and poor chap you could see the lump in his throat as he read his note from his future wife. Russell handed us a gift to give to Carly so off we went back to her room…..but Carly said she wasn’t going to cry as her makeup was just done. When she opened her gift it was a dragonfly…. from Pandora… something that meant so much to Carly and with a special meaning….yes she cried! The dragonfly has the same meaning – Carly remembers joking to Russell before the wedding and saying that the dragonfly is the Caribbean’s equivalent of their robin – hence why she cried! Carly was totally shocked he found her a dragonfly necklace! Locket on the bouquet was ‘her borrowed’ item for the wedding with a picture of her Nan and late ‘Grandpops’ inside! Carly’s mum helped her get into her dress and then her brother (who although very naughty… made such a lasting impression on me-I’ll tell you in a minute) came into the room and helped his sister with the finishing touches as poor mum just cried. It was so special to see him also walk her down the aisle to Russell who had his back turned on the gorgeous Seven Mile Beach until the last minute he turned around. Their vows were tearful and meaningful and loving and just perfect. As they walked back up the aisle as husband and wife they were showered with petals. We decided to do family photos first and that is when Carly’s brother hugged her and I heard him say “your still mine”…… I just love this guy! So off for fun photos on the beach and then we headed up the tower of Caribbean Club for their very small but GORGEOUS reception dinner on the balcony over looking the caribbean ocean and to watch the amazing sunset. Celebrations did an amazing job with the setup and decor on the tables. As a surprise to the bride and groom, Carly’s brother put a laptop in front of them with a recording from their friends back in the UK. As they were watching this you can see below the reaction on their faces as they realize their friends have made this video in their house…..even in their bed AND even in their underwear. It was so funny to watch their reaction! This was a gorgeous wedding!Rebecca Davidson Photography ©2014_0375

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Caribbean Club – Orchid and Calvert – Local Wedding

We were so excited to photograph Orchid and Calvert’s wedding at the beautiful Caribbean Club. Orchid is from Cayman, but went to Bermuda to work and met Calvert. They headed back over to our island for their wedding on a cruise so bringing with them a bunch of guests and family all the way from Bermuda. Orchid tells her story below….

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Dream Wedding

I had my dream wedding at my dream location, the Caribbean Club and LUCA Restaurant on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman, in my home country where I was born and raised- the Cayman Islands. My wedding planner Juliette Heath from Five Star Events made sure that everything ran smoothly and on time, which was a crucial factor because our wedding was a “cruise ship wedding” and we had limited amount of time. We hopped off, got married and then hopped back on the boat. There were so many things that had to be perfect, obviously the timing but most of all the weather, in order for us to get married that day. The ceremony was outside on the lawn of the Caribbean Club condo complex. We were told that it was pouring rain the day before our wedding and again the day after our wedding, but I tell you not a lie, on the day of, it sprinkled for a brief moment and then the weather held up beautifully. The overcast sky was perfect for our guests because they were not too hot and for pictures by our photographer, Rebecca Davidson of Picture This Studio in Cayman.

Our reception was at LUCA restaurant on Seven Mile Beach Grand Cayman and I do not know where to begin at how superb, professional and amazing the staff were from start to finish. They worked with all our vendors from DJ TnT to Cakestudio in Cayman in order to make our reception the dream that it was and the food was to die for. The Décor was even better than I imagined it and incorporated the wedding colours which were canary yellow, tiffany blue and white, perfectly. I did all the essentials at the reception; cut the cake, first dance, father – daughter dance and throw the bouquet and my husband and I still had time for some additional photos at Camana Bay before being whisked back to the boat in the stretch limo.

Okay now for the exciting part about my dress and shoes. What I am about to tell you is almost unbelievable but I promise you, this actually happened.

I got my $200 shoes for $56 in a double half off sale at my favorite designer store Karen Millen in Lenox Mall, Atlanta Georgia in the US. I am not opposed if you like them, but I have never been keen on those clunky white ones that they try to sell you at some bridal salons under to auspice of comfort and practicality. So I was happy with my shoes because I can wear them again without being obvious wedding attire.

As for the Dress, I got my dress as Demetrious in Atlanta. My advice to any bride-to- be would be not to spend too much time searching on-line, instead go to a bridal salon and first determine the silhouette that you want. Once you’ve decided on the silhouette that works for your body type you can get that shape in the designer, fabric and colour that you want, makes sense right? Even though it was fun at the time, I regret all those hours searching online and saving pictures of dresses.

So, I had tried on so many dresses that day having attended four bridal salons (crazy I know). I would not recommend that many appointments in one day, but I had a tight schedule. The dress that I ended up getting was the very last dress I tried on, by then “trying on dresses” fatigue had set in so I could not make up my mind. My friends were adamant that was “The Dress” but I could not decide having reflected on ‘the one’ that made me cry that morning. Which I’ve since realized that the only reason I cried was because it was the first time I saw myself as a bride. Then another miracle occurred, Demetrious happened to have that dress, in my size, no alternations needed, brand new, perfect length and everything! I did not need to come back for subsequent fittings or anything at all! Someone had ordered it but decided on a different one last minute and so I was the fortunate benefactor of their change of plans. When I tell people this story, they can’t believe that actually happened, how lucky am I? It was as if “My Dress” (as I now call it) was just waiting there for me.

I could go on and on about our wedding day but I have to tell you even though I had “my dream wedding” with all the bells and whistles I wanted, what’s important is not that I had the “wedding of my dreams”, what’s important is that I am now with “the man of my dreams”.

 

Orchid Lee

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Venue: Caribbean Club

Reception: Luca

Planner: Five Star Events

Photographer: Rebecca Davidson Photography

Videographer: Picture This Studios

Cake: The Cake Studio

Shoes: Karen Millen

Dress: Demitrious

Decor: Ms. Anne

Hair Stylis: Jackie Soriano

Makeup: Stephanie Ford-Ramoon

October 21, 2014 - 9:53 am

Michelene Jackman - Beautiful Orchid. Wishing you and Cal a long and blissful marriage.

October 22, 2014 - 12:09 am

sabrina - Lovely! So happy for you. You look amazing on your special day! Just reading your story sounds like a fairy tale in a book about a princess but that is your fairy tale coming true. Wish you many more years of happiness congrats my friend.

October 23, 2014 - 12:22 pm

Bree Beaumont - Orchid and her bridesmaid looked amazing. Love the wedding dress. The décor was tastefully done and the colors complemented each other very well. Wishing the happy couple a long, healthy and fulfilling union.

November 3, 2014 - 9:31 am

Ruth Witter - What an absolutely beautiful wedding! Great photos, stunning venue, gorgeous dress! Everything looks so percect, I wish I could have been there to see the beautiful bride in person!

Caribbean Belle Weddings – Published Wedding in Magazine

Caribbean Belle Magazine has published the wedding of Vidya and Praveen. Their wedding was held at the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman with a garden reception following at Sunset Bay. With gorgeous decor and amazing food, to incredible dancing, wish lanterns and performances. Please click HERE to see their full wedding. Very proud to have been published in this amazing magazine! Thanks to Mark Anthony Chen who assisted me in shooting this wedding.

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